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What local bank information and proof of identification is required?

The table below gives general guidance only to 'basic bank accounts' that are currently available and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative guide to available accounts and acceptable identification.

Basic bank accounts in Guildford

The table below lists some of the different banks you can find in Guildford town centre and the basic bank accounts they offer. It also lists some of the services they offer.

Name of
bank

Contact details

Name of account

Standing Orders/
Direct Debits

Cheque book

Cash/
Debit card

Overdraft

Post
Office Access

Which forms
of ID?

Barclays

19 North Street

Guildford

08457 555555

Cash Card Account

X

X

Your ID
1,2,
3,4,16

Your address
2,3,5,
8,11,12,
13,14

The Royal
Bank of Scotland

10 North Street

Guildford

01483 535757

Key Account

X

X

Your ID
1,2,3,
4,6,7,
14,15,
16,18,
20,21,24,
25,27,28,
30,34

Your address 2,3,4,5,8,
9,10,12,
13,14,17,
23,24,
26,31,36

Nationwide

32/34 High Street

Guildford

0845 2660370

Cash Card Account

X

Cash Card

X

Your ID 1,2,
3,4,11,
16,25

Your address
5,12,13

NatWest

151 High Street

Guildford

0845 3052242

Step Account

X

X

Your ID
1,2,3,4,
6,7,14,
15,16,18,
20,21,24 27,28,29,
30,34

Your address
2,3,4,5,8,
9,10,12,
13,14,17,
23,24,31,36

Lloyds TSB

147 High Street

Guildford

0845 3000 000

Cash Account

X

X

Your ID 1,2,
3,4,7,15,
16,20

Your address
2,3,4,5,
10,13

HSBC

12A North Street

Guildford

08457 404 404

Basic Bank Account

X

X

Your ID
1,2,3,
4,16,17

Your address
2,3,5,9,
13,15,17

Halifax

28/30 High Street

Guildford

01483 709201

Easycash

X

X

Your ID 1,2,
3,4,7,8,9,
13,14,15,
16,19,
20,21,25,29

Your address 2,3,
4,5,7,8,
9,11,13,
14,16,22,
27,31

Santander

43 High Street

Guildford

0845 765 4321

Basic Account

X

Cash Card

X

Your ID
1,2,3,4,7,
14,16,
20,23,25,
26,32,33,35

Your address
1,2,3,4,
5,7,8,9,10,
11,13,14,
16,20,23,
25,32,
33,35

 

Forms of ID - To open a bank account you must be able to prove your identity. Most banks require two forms of identification; one to confirm your identity and one to confirm your address. The list below shows what documents can be accepted as forms of identity. The table above shows which bank accepts which forms of identity. Original documents are required. You cannot use the same item twice.

 

1

Passport

13

Council tax bill

25

Birth Certificate (under 18's only)

2

UK photo card driving licence

14

HMRC (Inland Revenue) letter

26

Student Loans letter (students only)

3

UK full paper driving licence

15

Disabled drivers pass

27

Student identification

4

DWP benefit entitlement letter

16

EU Member ID Card

28

Armed forces identification card

5

Utility bills

17

Letter from person of responsibility (doctor, policeman, solicitor etc)

29

Birth Certificate (under 20's only)

6

NHS Med Card (under 20 years old)

18

Police warrant card

30

Pensioners' travel pass

7

Northern Ireland Electoral ID card

19

UK Border Agency ID card

31

Motor or home insurance certificate

8

Council rent card

20

Firearms or shotgun certificate

32

NHS Med Card (under 18's only)

9

Council tenancy agreement

21

Construction industry scheme card

33

Adoption Certificate (under 18's only)

10

Credit card statement

22

Housing Association rent card or tenancy agreement

34

PASS Card (under 20's only)

11

Bank statement from another bank

23

Local Education Authority award letter (students only)

35

PASS Card (under 18's only)

12

Mortgage statement

24

UK Provisional Photo card driving licence (under 20's only)

36

UCAS letter (students only)